2 Sight Word Games
This is a game to play with a small group to help children learn sight words. It can also be sent home for parents to play with their child. Two different word lists are included in this game, plus a sheet of blank cards to add any words you need. One list is the 220 Dolch Word List. The other is the first 200 words from the Fry sight word list. This Minion game is a great way to get children excited about learning sight words!
I pick 10 to 12 words that my children need to learn. I print each of these words 3 times on cardstock and laminate them. Copy the special cards on cardstock and laminate them too. If you are wanted to review words, print each word once. Make sure you have at least 30 cards.
Children will take turns drawing cards. They will read the word and keep it. If they can’t read the word, they are told the word. They then look at the word and read it. I let my children keep the word the first time we play the game. The 2nd time we play it, they discard the card if they can’t read it. We play the game at least 2 times in literacy stations. If they draw a special card, they do as it says. The child with the most cards after all cards are drawn is the winner.
Evil Minion! Oh NO! All your cards must GO! (The child loses all their cards.)
Hooray! Take 2 cards from all today! (The child will take 2 cards from all the children playing the game.)
Yay! Gru! Take 2! (The child will take 2 from the deck.)
Where’s the Minion?
Place 8 – 10 word cards in a pocket chart. Hide the Minion card behind one of the word cards. The children will guess where the Minion is by naming the word they think the Minion is behind. Children will keep guessing until the Minion is found.